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Diabetes and the Gymnema Sylvestre

Reference #: 446
Submit Date: 31 Dec 2002
Browse Category: diabetes
Author: none
Email Address: none
Treatment used: gymnema sylvestre
You can buy this remedy at: health food store
Remedy will cost you: $1.10/oz
Country of Remedy: India
Remedy Source: Diabetes and Hypoglycemia by Michael Murray,Prima Publishing, 1994
More Links about this Remedy: none
# Comments posted to this remedy: 0
Complaints Reported: 0
# of times remedy read: 4,720


Dosage Info:
Typical Dosage: unknown
Dosage should be related to weight: unknown
 
Dosages used in clinical trials are significant: unknown
Maximum dosages in relation to side effects and serious side effects: unknown
Other foods/nutrients/medications that can affect absorption or utilization: unknown
Foods that provide the nutrient recommended as a remedy (or reference giving same): unknown



Ratings:
Total # reviewers: 1
Average Rating: 8.00
 
Effectiveness: 10.00
No Side Effects: 10.00
Ease of Use: 10.00
Effective after long term use: 10.00
Cost Effectiveness: 10.00


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Remedy Description

"Gymnema Sylvestre, (GS) a plant native to India has long been used to treat

diabetes. Gymnema contains gymnemic acid which when applied to the

tongue block the sweetness of sugar. Note swallowing a tablet or capsule

of gymnemia would not have the same effect. GS tea is sometimes sold as

a sugar blocker. If you drink the gs tea, then eat a piece of chocolate

you will not taste the candy.







Gymnemia has been shown to enhance glucose control in diabetic dogs

and rabbits. Interesting in animals that had their pancreas removed

gymnemia has no effect. So the conclusion is that gymnemia enhances the

production of insulin. Animal studies suggest that it accomplishes this

by regenerating the insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas.



The dosage for gymnemia is 400 mg per day. It is intresting to note

that gymnema is without side effects and that it exhibits its blood

sugar lowering effects only in cases of diabetes. Gymnema extract

given to healthy volunteers do not produce any blood sugar lowering or

hypglcemic effects."







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Dr. Bernsteins web page: http://www.diabetes-book.com





Source: http://www.diabetes-book.com/testimonials/testimonial54.shtml



In a testimonial letter to Dr. Berstein, a writer writes that he uses

6 grams of gs per day in a tea:



"Initially his I make the tea with 6 grams (about 3 teaspons) of gs tea

daily, and when I started doing that, things came down 5-8

points per reading on the average.

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